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or visit us online. >> dubois: former south african president nelson mandela has been admitted to a pretoria hospital for tests. an official statement says there is "no cause for alarm." mandela celebrated his 94th birthday this past july with a cbs news crew given require access to the party. back in this country, we are just over three weeks away from falling over the so-called fiscal cliff, that combination of tax increases and deep federal spending cuts. nancy cordes reports the back-and-forth showed no sign of letting up today 20 white house and the republicans in congress. >> reporter: in his saturday weekly address, president obama signaled he is open to making cuts on programs like medicare and medicaid if republicans agree to raise tax rates for the rich. >> i'm willing to find ways to bring down the cost of health care without hurting seniors and other americans who depend on it. and i'm willing to make more entitlement spendings cuts on top of the $1 trillion in spending cuts i signed into law last year. >> reporter: his remarks came one day after house speaker john
have breaking news right now about former stouth african nelson mandela. the current president is say thag mandela was admitted to the hospital for tests. he said that mandela is doing well and no cause for alarm. he is 94 years old and in frail health for sometime. he hasn't made public appearances over the last few years. >> we asked and you answered. do you agree with mike huckabee's comment that america is biblically ignorant . researchers developed a new fruit. it is two tropical favorites. we'll tell you what it is next. ♪ ♪ siness! how does this thing work? oh, i like it! [ garth ] sven's small business earns 2% cash back on every purche, everday! woo-hoo!!! so that's ten security gators, right? put them on my spark card! why settle for less? testing hot tar... great sinesses deserve great rewards! [ male announcer ] the spark business card from capital one. choose unlimited rewards with 2% cash back or double miles on every purchase, every day! what's in your wallet? here's your invoice. ♪ >> well, if you like pina colada, it's between the cross between a coconut and a
learned today former south african president nelson mandela is in the hospital. a government statement said he was admitted to the hospital in pretoria today. robin joins us live. what are officials saying about why he's been hospitalized? >> reporter: there is not a lot of information coming out from the presidency here. the statements that you alluded to was very placatory to give the south african and the international public a sense that everything's okay. they said he's well, there is nothing to worry about. that the medical attention is consistent with his age. remember, mandela is 94. that said, mandela has around the clock medical attention at his rural homestead in the eastern cape. his doctors must be sufficiently concerned about his health, joe, to fly him across the country to this hospital in pretoria. >> you have been able, being there, to get at least a bit of an assessment as to how his health was when you last saw him. give us a sense of that. >> i was fortunate to be at his birthday party in july at his homestead. he looked old. no doubt. he's much frailer than the pr
nelson mandela is in the hospital right now. the former president is undergoing medical tests. that's according to the government. these tests have been planned for some time, we're told. they are consistent with his age. he is 94 years old. a family friend not saying how long mandela will be hospital iced, but a government spokesman insists there's, quote, no cause for alarm. mandela spent some time in the hospital earlier this year. he had stomach surgery. he became a bona fide world icon after spending some 27 years in prison for fighting against apartheid. in 1994, he became president of the country where he had been imprisoned. >>> to the fiscal cliff now. the clock continues to tick away. lawmakers now have just 24 days left to make a deal and avoid that combination of big tax hikes and drastic spending cuts that could hit the economy hard. today we are hearing more from both the president and from republicans. with me now, nbc news white house correspondent mike viqueira. viq, does there appear to be any progress? >> reporter: i don't think so, craig, and we're watching it pr
and pay tribute to her courage and steadfastness. >> former south african president nelson mandela is in the hospital. he was admitted to the hospital to undergo tests. it says mandela is doing well and the tests are just routine for someone his age. mandela is 94 years old. we'll have a live report from johannesburg, south africa, next hour. >> it's the strongest tropical cyclone to hit the philippines in decades, but it's not over yet. people are faced with the task of rebuilding their lives. we'll look at how they're coping. ♪ (announcer) when subaru owners look in the mirror, they see more than themselves. so we celebrate our year-end with the "share the love" event. get a great deal on a new subaru and 250 dollars goes to your choice of five charities. by the end of this, our fifth year, our total can reach almost 25 million dollars. it's a nice reflection on us all. now through january 2nd. i have a cold... i took dayquil, but i still have a runny nose. [ male announcer ] truth is, dayquil doesn't work on runny noses. what? [ male announcer ] it doesn't have an antihistamin
and caught fire. >>> and south africa's beloved nelson mandela is getting tests at a hospital. but the spokesperson said there is no cause for alarm. he says that he is getting treatment consistent with his age. mandela spent years in prison after his long battle against wrongdoing. >>> and the rapper, notorious b.i.g., information on his death. the los angeles coroner's office released a report saying he suffered four gunshot wounds, one of which was fatal. his real name was christopher wallace, he was killed in an attack, nobody has been arrested on that attack. >>> and john mcafee will be allowed to stay in guatemala, at least for now, authorities want to question him about the killing of a neighbor last month. he will remain in the detention center in guatemala until his case his heard. >> reporter: i just came from having an interview with the attorney for john mcafee. he says that at mid day today he was able to get a stay from a judge that will allow john mcafee to remain here in guatemala, at least for the foreseeable future. it could be up to a month or more. and will
east envoy for president obama. >>> former south african president nelson mandela is in the hospital. a government statement says he was admitted to a hospital today to undergo testing. it says mandela is doing well and the tests are just routine for someone his age. mandela is 94. >>> if you think people are only reading books on tablets, well, think again. how one traditional bookstore is making more money than ever. the secret next in our american journey. [ male announcer ] there are plenty of reasons to be jolly at the chevy year-end event because chevy's giving more. more efficiency with sonic and cruze... more function in equinox and traverse... more dependability with the legendary silverado... and more style in the all-new malibu. chevy's giving more at the year-end event because 'tis the season. chevy's giving more. this holiday season, get a 2013 cruze ls for around $169 per month or get $500 holiday bonus cash. try running four.ning a restaurant is hard, fortunately we've got ink. it gives us 5x the rewards on our internet, phone charges and cable, plus at office supply s
south african president nelson mandela has been admitted to the hospital. mandela is doing well and there's no cause for alarm. he is in frail health and he has some may public appearances in a few years spirit >> in theaters this weekend, bill murray shows a different side of one of our most famous presidents. and erica eric back in the stars in a casino heist gone wrong. . bvalencia has a pre bill and now showing. >> despite having cancer, a bakersfield boy is doing something wonderful he turns 13 next week, and his birthday wish? enough toys to give to all the other children his hospital. >> >> this is nathan garcia. he is battling stage for brain cancer. because of that, he has had to put his dream of playing football for usc on hold. but this is not other big dreams. his parents are helping him with those. >> we want to make this happen for him and he has a lot of people will love him and he has a lot of support. we just thought it would be a way for us to give back because we have been so blessed. doctors say that the nathan may not have much time left. his family plans t
for the torch the news. former south african president, nelson mandela is in the hospital undergoing tests and he's in frail health. but is said to be doing well. >> jamie: the head of the london hospital where a nurse is said to have taken her life after being part after radio show prank, has written a letter to the australian radio network demanding a hoax like that never be repeated, a nurse caring for the pregnant duchess of cambridge killed herself after taking a talk from two radio dj's, pretending to be queen and prince charles. rapper b.i.g. was part of a shooting and no drugs or alcohol in his system, that has been sealed and his murder remains unsolved. fox news alert and new concerns over the growing political crisis in egypt. egypt's military warning of quote, disastrous consequences, offer the political crisis that is sending tens of thousands of protesters back into the streets. the warnings raising several questions right now. is egypt headed back into full-blown chaos and what can be done to stop a catastrophe. let's bring in john boulton, form ambassador to the united nati
terrorist net, would. and tomorrower south african president nelson mandela has been admitted to a military hospital. he is undergoing -- undergoing medical tests. they say there is, quote, no cause for alarm. >>> new jobs numbers are out for november. the jobless rate is dropping to 7.7%. that is the lowest rate in four years. sounds good, right? well some analysts say the number can be misleading. joining us now is kyle harrington, founder of harrington capital management. >> how are you? >> i'm well. a 7.7 unemployment rate. >> you have to look at the numbers in detail. that's my job at harrington capital. 350,000 less people computed in that number. so people that have just decided they are going to drop out of the workforce. and so those numbers can be misleading. in addition, if you look at what is called the participation rate, arthel, and you go back four years when say president obama -- or four and a half years when president obama came into office it was at the 66% participation rate. meaning 66% of people participated in the polling and now it is 63. you are seeing less people p
with the hearings following shortly thereafter. >>> developing now nbc news has confirmed nelson mandela is undergoing tests in a hospital. the spokesperson for former south african president says the tests have been planned for some time and are consistent with his age. the country's current president says mandela is doing fine and there is no cause for alarm. the 94-year-old was last admitted to the hospital in february. >>> new duelling arguments today in the fiscal cliff war of words. with just 24 days and counting, president obama and senator marco rubio in the republican address are racheting up the rhetoric. >> we can and should do more than just extend middle class tax cuts. and i stand ready to work with republicans or a plan that spurs economic growth, creates jobs and reduces our deficit. a plan that gives both sides some of what they want. >> tax increases will not solve our $16 trillion debt. only economic growth and a reform of entitlement programs will help control the debt. we must reform our complicated, uncertain job-killing tax code by getting rid of unjustifi loo holl
a millionaire after developing anti-virus software. >>> and former south african president nelson mandela is undergoing testing at a hospital. the 94-year-old hasn't made public appearances for years. >>> and a massive typhoon devastating the philippines has made a u-turn. the storm already killed nearly 600 people, and now it is threatening to mick a second land -- threatening to make a second landfall. greg? >>> president obama asking pong for tens -- asking for tens and billions of dollars. he is calling for $64 billion for hard-hit new york and nerming new jersey as well as other states. $37 billion for the victims, recovery and $13 billion in preventive measures in the event of another storm. monday marks six weeks since superstorm sandy slammed into the northeast. thousands of americans still suffering out there in the cold temperatures, and the tempers are flaring over fema's slow response and the lack of housing. >> it is the people in the area that have helped each other. forget red cross. forget all of these other agencies. it was the people that came from all over the united st
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